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Old 01-07-19, 07:58 PM
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is there a dyi on this install with pic? =)
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Old 01-07-19, 09:01 PM
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Originally Posted by richard203 View Post
is there a dyi on this install with pic? =)
I didn't take pictures when I install it. However, there are videos on youtube on how to remove the headunit on RX. I shared those videos that I used in response #4 in this post. Once you have it removed, you can easily identify the cables and connect them. Each cable has different size and color, so there is no way to miss them.

I also posted the instruction in response #9. To sum up, there are basically 5 cables you will need to connect. Please see response #4 to see what's included in the package. The biggest power cable connect the box to head unit. The blue LVDS display cable connect the box to the screen. The small short white Screen Cable just sit between the original cable and the screen (I think it just rewire the screen cables). The last two things are the box's GPS unit and the USB cable to connect your phone to the box. They all have different size connectors, so as long as it fit, it's correct.

Note that I didn't connect the small speaker come with the box, because I connect the box to Lexus' bluetooth to play all sounds through car's speaker. I will never use that small speaker, so just have one less thing to find space for it.

One last thing, there is a little space behind the headunit (in order words, there is some space behind that small compartment under the A/C buttons), so I dropped the android box there. This step probably took me the longest time as I tried to arrange a bunch of cables to push the headunit back in. I taped the box's GPS unit on top of the AC vent tube, so it won't be obstructed by any metal stuffs.
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Old 01-13-19, 10:15 PM
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Does anyone know if this android box is compatible with 2017 RX350 without navigation?
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Old 01-13-19, 10:17 PM
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Does anyone know if this android box is compatible with 2017 RX350 without navigation?
From the seller's listing, it appears so. However, depending on the screen size you have, you probably have only 4 icons per row.
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Old 01-13-19, 10:20 PM
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Originally Posted by qvtruong View Post
From the seller's listing, it appears so. However, depending on the screen size you have, you probably have only 4 icons per row.
Is the seller pretty at responding to questions?
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Old 01-13-19, 10:21 PM
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Is the seller pretty at responding to questions?
Yes they respond to questions quickly, especially if you text them on wechat.

Its default screen size is 800x480, so I believe it works with the one without nav
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Old 01-13-19, 10:25 PM
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Originally Posted by qvtruong View Post
Yes they respond to questions quickly, especially if you text them on wechat.

Its default screen size is 800x480, so I believe it works with the one without nav
I can download wechat and contact them but I don't see a wechat account on the listing. do you happen to have it?

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Old 01-13-19, 10:28 PM
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Originally Posted by bur330 View Post
I can download wechat and contact them but I don't see a wechat account on the listing. do you happen to have it?
I got their contact from their website here: http://www.lsailt.com/about/209.html

It's Mr. Cosmo (wyxiong2009) who takes care of the Aliexpress' post I shared.
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Old 01-13-19, 10:36 PM
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Originally Posted by qvtruong View Post
I got their contact from their website here: http://www.lsailt.com/about/209.html

It's Mr. Cosmo (wyxiong2009) who takes care of the Aliexpress' post I shared.
You've been super helpful. Thanks for your time!
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Old 01-13-19, 10:46 PM
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Originally Posted by qvtruong View Post
I got their contact from their website here: http://www.lsailt.com/about/209.html

It's Mr. Cosmo (wyxiong2009) who takes care of the Aliexpress' post I shared.
By the way, is this 100% plug and play, no splicing for power cable nor ground? I don't want this to void my warranty......
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Old 01-13-19, 10:46 PM
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You've been super helpful. Thanks for your time!
You're always welcome!

I was very excited when I got this on my Lexus, so I would love to share this to everyone here.
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Old 01-13-19, 10:50 PM
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Originally Posted by bur330 View Post
By the way, is this 100% plug and play, no splicing for power cable nor ground? I don't want this to void my warranty......
Yep, it is 100% plug and play, 0% splicing.

Another reason I like this setup (vs other setup such as replacing headunit) is that I still have access to 100% of OEM functions and features when I need to.
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Originally Posted by qvtruong View Post
Yep, it is 100% plug and play, 0% splicing.

Another reason I like this setup (vs other setup such as replacing headunit) is that I still have access to 100% of OEM functions and features when I need to.
Thank you again.
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Old 01-14-19, 03:40 PM
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Does the box also support screen mirroring? I just bought an 2016 RX350 F Sport for my wife and I love the CarPlay features of this but I have the BeatSonic screen mirroring in my LS460 and its nice to stream Netflix on long drives. Just wondering if this does screen mirroring as well.
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Old 01-14-19, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by melymel96 View Post
Does the box also support screen mirroring? I just bought an 2016 RX350 F Sport for my wife and I love the CarPlay features of this but I have the BeatSonic screen mirroring in my LS460 and its nice to stream Netflix on long drives. Just wondering if this does screen mirroring as well.
yes there is a MirrorLink app to mirror your iOS/Android device, as part of the Android software. I have a couple screenshot below. For iPhone, it uses wireless Airplay






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